The Right Age GroupLittle Wohelo and Sebago Wohelo are two entirely separate camps a half mile apart, and each camp is developed with a view towards meeting the interests and needs of its own age group. There are close, sisterly relations between the camps, and Little Wohelo girls all have “summer sisters” at Sebago Wohelo, many of whom are actually sisters. This makes the frequent meetings of the two camps among the most enjoyable experiences of the summer.
The Value of Seven WeeksA full seven weeks provides the best Wohelo experience. During the first several weeks, campers are settling into camp life, getting to know the schedule and one another, and just beginning to learn new skills in activities. Then the real learning begins: learning how to work with your cabin mates to keep your cabin clean or plan a surprise for your counselor, learning how to paddle a canoe with a friend by listening to one another, learning how thoughtfulness builds as relationships deepen throughout the summer. Half session campers are just starting to get into this amazing groove of living and working together as a team in a thoughtful and cooperative way when it’s time for them to depart. The learning that is so unique to our camping experience happens to a much higher degree for the girls who are with us for full session. The lifelong friendships that are formed in the full session are built upon this commitment to living and working together for seven weeks.
Which is group is right for my 12-year-old?
If you are thinking about this decision we hope you have contacted us already. Websites are great for giving out some information but we are still big fans of personal contact with camp families. If you have any questions about your daughter’s summer at Camp Wohelo, we hope you will give us a call at (207) 655-4739.
That said – Girls finishing 7th grade may be happier at Sebago Wohelo while girls finishing 5th grade usually fit best at Little Wohelo.
First time 12-year-old campers do very well at Little Wohelo for one summer to get the feel of camp. The program allows them to get their feet wet in all the activities and be one of the older campers rather than the youngest.
At both camps you will have 3rd and 4th generation camp directors.
Both camps come together for Sunday Morning Sivad music and singing.